Trey Turner from The Icarus Account on their new album & High School bands
Acoustic/pop duo from Florida, The Icarus Account, released their new album ‘Over The Moon’ on June 22nd, and it is bursting with stunning love songs, heartfelt lyrics and delectable instrumetals.
‘Over The Moon’ features incredible tracks such as their single ‘Cherry Street’ – a sweet acoustic track about being in love. The single features melodic harmonies and angelic vocals produced by the duo.
Trey is one of the brothers from the duo, and is responsible for helping create the aforementioned delights….
Can you explain your new album ‘Over The Moon’?
Yes, absoloutely. ‘Over The Moon’ is our new album, which is awesome, very exciting. It’s ten songs so its a full legnth album, and we recorded it mostly ourselves. We have a home studio and it was myself and my brother Ty and a buddy of ours who functioned as the studio musician, so to speak, and the three of us were basically locked in a room for a month and we just made some really good music. We already had the songs written and we done a lot of demo’s and experimenting with production, but we took about 5-6 weeks of actual recording time to do it, and its really good, we’ve been getting really good feedback from fans and stuff. Most of the songs are love songs. We kinda started improvements as an acoustic duo so this album is kind of an extention of that; the goal was to make an album that felt like an acoustic duo but also sounded big enough so that it was competative with bigger pop tracks, if that makes sense. So hopefully when you listen to it, there’s a lot of other stuff going on besides just acoustic guitar, but then when you scale it back down to a live show where its just two people and an acoustic guitar then you dont lose too much energy.
Whats your biggest inspiration to make music?
Oh man, um it’s a funny question because it changes so much over the years. I think initially we just love music, speaking for my brother and myself. I remember starting to play guitar when we were 12 years old and we just loved music and everything about it. We loved finding bands and we would be on, well back then it was Limewire, where you could download music and we were always finding new bands all the time.
It was inititally just a love for music that inspired us to play music, and then as you get older, as we find ourselves now in our mid twenties, kind of being in a band and trying to make a living its like, are we doing it for the music or to make money, you know? it is kind of a question that you work through and a struggle that you go though but we are always finding inspiration really just in the people that we know and the relationships we have.
Our family is really big, growing up there were 9 kids in total and we were always a tight knit group as a family and that was always important to us; we always drew inspiration from them and our parents journey to write and music that we write. I’m now married so I draw a lot of inspiration from that. We are both very spiritual people and we grew up with a christian background and so we still draw inspiration from that too. I think ultimately, to make a really long answer short, its the initial love for music that inspires us to keep going.
Were you always an acoustic pop duo?
Sort of yes and sort of no. When we were in high school, well, we played in our church band alot but we also had a band that was just Ty, myself and a drummer. and we switched genres alot, and so we were like a pop punk band initially, then we tried to be a more screamo band. We tried post hardcore but it was kinda more like a screamo band that couldnt write hardcore music. Then towards the end of high school we started writing alot on acoustic guitar-that’s when we started calling ourselves The Icarus Account and playing shows. I guess yes, ever since we became really serious about music we’ve been an acoustic duo, but there were many years before that where we dabbled in other genres.
The Icarus Account’s new album Over The Moon is avalible for download now.
This Icarus Account article was written by Fox Kitsune Atkins, a GIGsoup contributor